FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 file photo, sale signs are displayed at a North Face store where a shopper browses the racks, in Freeport, Maine. Last-minute shoppers are hitting stores just ... more 
FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 file photo, sale signs are displayed at a North Face store where a shopper browses the racks, in Freeport, Maine. Last-minute shoppers are hitting stores just before Christmas in a surge that is expected to top off an unexpectedly strong holiday shopping season. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Robert F. Bukaty, File
Sat, Dec 24, 2011 12:17 PM EST